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Simulation-based research and development: technology assessment process
Author(s): Denis P. Mrozinski; James M. Zeh; Gregory W. Reich; Dennis L. Carter; Thomas J. Cord; Barth Shenk
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents an exploration of the Simulation Based Research and Development through an in-house technology assessment of a Sensorcraft concept. The goals of SBR&D are: to reduce the time and cost for developing and maturing promising technology, to integrate the technologist and the warfighter into the Science and Technology (S&T) acquisition process, and to provide analytical input into the Air Force S&T planning process. SBR&D combines a variety of critical research and technology-development capabilities, including engineering-level modeling, design, and analysis tools, mission- and campaign-level simulations, cost analysis tools, and database tools in a networked, distributed environment. Early SBR&D capabilities combine high fidelity manned and unmanned vehicle simulations to create a common synthetic battlespace for technology assessment in a mission environment. The simulation environment is being combined with engineering models, design tools, and an intelligent database to allow differing degrees of fidelity to be used at different times and in different parts of a simulation analysis. The study presented here represents an attempt to show the SBR&D process in action and to identify deficiencies in the process. Once established, the SBR&D process will provide the capability for researchers to evaluate the impact of different technologies in a warfighting environment, providing a link between AFRL technologies and warfighter mission needs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 July 2002
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4716, Enabling Technologies for Simulation Science VI, (15 July 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.474924
Show Author Affiliations
Denis P. Mrozinski, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
James M. Zeh, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Gregory W. Reich, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Dennis L. Carter, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Thomas J. Cord, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Barth Shenk, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4716:
Enabling Technologies for Simulation Science VI
Alex F. Sisti; Dawn A. Trevisani, Editor(s)

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